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Magan: Shelve It –> January 27, 2013

Hi, friends! I apologize for the late Shelve It. My poor laptop has been at the Apple store getting repaired. Actually, it was supposed to be better, but the problems I was having failed to return over the several days it was there so I have to wait + see if they happen again and then […]

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February 10, 2013 - 11:02 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I feel like I’ve seen several posts about Bittersweet recently, even though it’s not a new book, so I’m definitely curious about that one. And yay for being able to meet Gayle Forman! How exciting 🙂

January 28, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile - Wow, you got to meet Gayle Forman =D

This is a really good haul! Over You sounds like a great book. Enjoy.

Here’s my Book Haul post.

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

January 28, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Alexa Y. - I definitely want to meet Gayle Forman at an event for Just One Day, just so I can ask her questions about her travels and hear her talk about them. She seems like such an amazing and really cool person! (And I’ve actually heard her speak before!)

January 28, 2013 - 10:44 am

April Books & Wine - Ahhhh, I am meeting Gayle on super bowl Sunday (because, ugh timing) and I literally cannot wait and am so nervous I’ll make a flailing mess of my self.

ALSO! Yay Bittersweet! I need to buy that at some point.

January 28, 2013 - 9:09 am

Rachel - I am so jealous that you have a copy of Over You, you don’t even know. Amy Reed is my favorite author ON THE PLANET. Also, yay for meeting Gayle Forman!! I’m reading Just One Day soon and I’m so excited for it.

January 28, 2013 - 8:34 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I’m curious about Over You. You’ll have to let me know if you think I should read it. And boo on sending the computer in 🙁 Hopefully it comes back all fixed up!

January 28, 2013 - 1:08 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Yay for Bittersweet! I read that one over the Christmas holidays, and really liked it. Sara Zarr is definitely a new favourite. And I am totally planning to read Just One Day, since you and many other wonderful bloggers, have loved it so much.

January 28, 2013 - 12:12 am

fishgirl182 - i’ve been meaning to read bittersweet for so long. it looks so cute. oooh and blaze sounds really cool. i used to want to draw comics when i was in jr high. i will def have to check that one out.

January 27, 2013 - 10:59 pm

Bookworm1858 - I’m really excited about Blaze-I was lucky enough to get a copy through Netgalley as well and can’t wait to dive in!

January 27, 2013 - 9:08 pm

elena - i need to go read those anatomy of a bf/gf books!! omg bittersweet made me sooo hungry for sweets even though i bought a pack of red velvet cupcakes in preparation.

ALSO PSH WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT! that is such an adorable picture and you both look lovely lovely lovely.

blaze sounds good! i remember being excited when it was fangirl but then eh once a summary once out but then they redid that summary SO. i guess i will wait to see what you think of it!

xo

Magan’s January 13, 2012 Shelve It

Hello, friends! I have thoroughly enjoyed my Saturday — no plans to speak of and we successfully took down our Christmas tree. (Yes, I know what date it is, but ugh — things have just been so busy. Happy it’s down now, but so sad Christmas is over.) Anyway, back to books… > It was […]

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January 22, 2013 - 5:13 pm

Magan - This comment, Hannah, cracked me up! I secretly pretend like I’m them too. And lady! I believe you did a walkthrough of your home on your blog + um, it’s gorg. You have more of a crafty side than you’re giving yourself credit for! 🙂

January 22, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Magan - That’s a great idea, Hannah! I will include a few photos of the projects I do to let you know if they’re flops or not. 🙂

January 21, 2013 - 4:19 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - ALSO, please review the book (with a few pictures from inside) – I always loving having multiple opinions before I buy a decorating book 🙂

January 21, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I am not crafty in real life, but I totally am in another world known as my dreams. Seriously. I get really pumped for a project and then it doesn’t turn out perfect and I’m quickly over the whole DIY blog. HOWEVER, I love YHL because I secretly pretend I’ll be like them one day. So fun that you went to their signing! They seem like they’d be hilarious and really fun to listen to.

January 20, 2013 - 8:09 pm

VeganYANerds - When I dropped by last week I couldn’t watch the vlog so now I’m back! I love Young House Love, too! I discovered it last year thanks to one of the Top 10 Tuesday lists. I bet their book is awesome!

And I feel like I am still playing catch up with review books, too! I’m already behind and this year is only just starting!

January 16, 2013 - 11:36 pm

Magan - Hahah — Liz! That makes me so happy! I love, love, love DIY and reading (obviously), but yes! I was in HEAVEN at the event because it was everything I loved ALL IN ONE PLACE!

January 16, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Estelle + Magan - Hahah — Thanks, Alexa! I just needed to bring a little bit of Texas to the blog. 😉 So glad you loved Just One Day as much as I did! xo

January 16, 2013 - 11:48 am

Alexa Y. - It is ADORABLE that you started this video by saying “Howdy!” I love that. Seriously!

Just One Day is SO GOOD. I bought it on release day as well, thanks to your review + Jamie’s + Tara’s. It’s such an amazing book!

January 15, 2013 - 11:00 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - I love Young House Love, so cool that you got to meet them. My blog reading worlds are totally colliding with this post!

January 14, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Magan - Paige — me too! It’s my favorite! 🙂 I hope you love JOD! Enjoy!

January 14, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Paige - I love the cover of Just One Day, I cannot wait to read it! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week 🙂

My IMM

January 13, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Aww — you’re so cute. Even sweaty.

I really, really should read Just One Day, since I keep hearing such great things about it. I wasn’t blown away by her other books, but since some of my favourite bloggers (and, yes, that includes you) keep raving about it … I might just have to check it out. And add just ONE MORE BOOK to the pre-baby TBR list. 😉

January 13, 2013 - 10:52 am

April @ Books And Wine - I’m not all that into DIY because I have not a crafty artsy bone in my body, but maybe I’ll subscribe to YHL for when I have a house of my own someday.

JUST ONE DAY! Ahhh! I am waiting on purchasing my copy until Gayle’s signing in February. Like you, I will be fangirling like crazy and it will be super awesome. <3

January 13, 2013 - 12:19 am

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - I absolutely love going to signings, they are just SO MUCH FUN. It’s even better when you get to meet fellow book bloggers! I’m kind of [not really, I am for a fact jealous with a capital J!] that you get to meet Gayle Forman. Even though I’ve only read If I Stay by her, I’ve fallen in love with her writing, and would absolutely adore to meet her. You lucky Austin peeps! We never get anyone cool in Dallas. =P But anyways, I’m so glad you loved Just One Day! I totally need to pick it up soon.

Also, I totally sympathize with the whole life being busy thing. It makes me sad that I couldn’t comment on any of your previous posts this week, even though I did read most of them. ='( Life has begun to take away from my blogging time, which is something I’m not liking. But hopefully next week will be better!

Anyways, lovely haul Magan. Happy reading, and have a blast at that Gayle Forman signing! I want to hear ALL about it!

Tahereh Mafi and Veronica Rossi at Book People: Austin, TX

  For months, I was so excited to see Tahereh Mafi and Veronica Rossi at Book People. If I had one of those big desk calendars (instead of being all technological with my online gmail calendar), I would have circled April 26th with big, happy hearts. These two ladies are extraordinary authors. Tahereh is the […]

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February 27, 2013 - 8:49 pm

Britney @ I Eat Words - I’m apparently creeping but the recommends note for Shatter Me was written/drawn by my best friend! She was working the event that day and told me how crazy/awesome the event was! Great post. 🙂

December 18, 2012 - 7:03 am

Magan: 2012 End of Year Book Survey - […] Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi is ah-mazing. I couldn’t even put my thoughts into words to write a review for this one. Every time I tried, I failed. I did meet her this year and that was the icing on the cake!  […]

June 18, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I love this post because the event sounds amazing, the pictures are beautiful (as well as the people in them of course *winks*) and because it sounds absolutely inspiring. I love that it felt like I was up close and personal with the authors while I was reading it!

May 20, 2012 - 9:52 am

Shelve It: May 20, 2012 - […] shared highlights of Tahereh Mafi and Veronica Rossi’s Into the Future tour stop in Austin, TX. (I look like I’m trying to bit Tahereh in a […]

May 18, 2012 - 6:18 pm

VeganYANerds - Magan, this looks like it was such a fun event! I absolutely love the silly photos of you and Tahereh and Veronica, so cute! Also the detail you went into while recapping, it’s great to read as I doubt those ladies will ever visit us in Aus!

May 18, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Jennifer - Such pretty pictures!!! And me! Haha!

May 18, 2012 - 7:17 am

Alex - Also, yay animated GIFs!

May 18, 2012 - 7:16 am

Alex - I know that girl! (The one in grey) Well, I know her face. She’s a regular at B&N.

May 17, 2012 - 8:38 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Awww — it looks like you had SO MUCH FUN! I’ve just started reading Shatter Me (I know, I know … so behind with all the bestest books!) and I am LOVING it. She has such a way with words that I want to copy down every second sentence into my book of favourite book quotes!!

May 17, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Lia Keyes - Oh, this was so infectiously fun to read and terrific photos, too! Everyone looks so relaxed and happy!

May 17, 2012 - 3:44 pm

elena - LOVE this post, Magan! It looks like such a blast and your photos are so crisp & clear. Augh, I hope they come near me one day. The last photo is my favourite, I think it sums up the event nicely. Thanks for sharing!

May 17, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Anna - Those last few pictures! OH MY WORD! Pure hilarity!

May 17, 2012 - 3:27 pm

Katie @ Blook Girl - I have SO MUCH LOVE for the people in these pictures! What a great time y’all had 🙂 Aren’t Tahereh and Veronica just completely gorgeous and gracious? I adore them.

The GIFs… made my day 🙂